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Up the Sandbox (1972)

A bored housewife takes refuge in a fantasy world.

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Cast

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Paul Reynolds
Ariane Heller ...
Elizabeth Reynolds
Terry Smith ...
Peter
Gary Smith ...
Peter
Jane Hoffman ...
Mrs. Koerner
John C. Becher ...
Mr. Koerner
Jacobo Morales ...
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Dr. Beineke
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Dr. Keglin (as George Irving)
Pearl Shear ...
Aunt Till
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Vinnie
Joseph Bova ...
John
Mary Louise Wilson ...
Betty
Marilyn Curtis ...
Judy
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Storyline

A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a party causing strange transformations, and joining terrorists to plant explosives in the Statue of Liberty. Written by Anonymous

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What's Barbra up to? Up the marriage trap. Up the revolution. Up the Zambesi River. And up to something surprisingly wonderful. See more »

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18 April 1973 (Sweden)  »

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A Mulher das Mil Caras  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Director Irvin Kershner told Streisand biographer James Spada that he wasn't happy with the shooting script but was advised not to express his dissatisfaction to Barbra Streisand, who might walk off the picture. Several days into filming, Streisand went to Kershner and asked him why they were having so much trouble, and he told her they had started shooting with a weak script. Kershner said, "Your people warned me not to tell you." To which Streisand laughed, "That's ridiculous! If a script isn't good enough, let's work to improve it." See more »

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Mrs. Koerner: Remember, marriage is a 75 - 25 proposition... the woman gives 75.
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Most of the opening titles are shown over a close-up shot of an infant's buttocks. See more »

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Beautfiul Dreamer
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Tops in Mops
24 January 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is true: I personally reissued this film into cinemas in Australia in 1997. Why? because it is a maligned and neglected minor film from someone you would not expect to produce it. Certainly SANDBOX was "the Barbra Streisand film you never saw" and it attracted more than a few curious ticketbuyers. Not a success at all in 1972 and subsequently forgotten, I felt it to almost be the Manhattan style Woody Allen film Barbra made instead. The fantasy scenes in particular are hilarious and most of the motherhood sadness effective and touching. It is a pity a lot of the Masai tribe fantasy scenes remained on the cutting room floor as they are too brief and hint at a lot more to enjoy. It clearly is a film for young mothers and sold that way works. Most men hate it. They do not even want to get it. Anyway, I staged a preview with newspaper promotions and ticket winners to a screening. It was packed. The film went over quite well (especially the home movie fantasy at the parents house) but became confusing and ended abruptly for this audience. As I walked from the screening I overheard two staggering 80 year old grannies: "Well what'dyathink?" croaked one to the other. The other stopped and looked at her friend: "Ergg..what dya expect for free". Again, SANDBOX got great press reviews but I think I used up most of my public at the preview. It folded after a month. However, now on DVD it is a prize possession of many female friends who have just had their first kid, as Babs had in the early 70s.


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